Long Tailed Song Bird
Long Tailed Song Bird
Long Tailed Song Bird

Long Tailed Song Bird

Type: Hatchery

Even before I was born, the sound of my mother’s canaries surrounded me. Birds of all kinds have been a big part of my life, especially the ones who frequent our feeders every winter. I’ll never forget how comforting it was to watch the birds at our feeder two winters ago – how healthy it was for me to watch them for hours at a time as I slowly recovered from cancer. Forming this bird in one fluid set of motions continues to comfort and heal me as the sparrows and songbirds did last year.

This particular bird isn’t for sale. In fact, the only way I can enjoy this bird is by looking at this photo. Before I entered my first art show, I had to take pictures of my art. This way back when. When digital cameras didn’t exist either; just like my bird. So my husband Phil took a whole series of pictures with his 35 mm camera. We went outside and I began to make animals for us to photograph around our home. Quite often I make animals and then smash them before I bake the clay hard so I can create another form from the same clay. So it was that day.

I made the bird. Put it in our hawthorn tree. Phil took the picture. and then I took the clay and made another animal. It wasn’t until we got the photos back did I realize how good the bird was.

I mount this songbird on a long bamboo stick so this artwork can be used to accent a plant. Size is 5 inches tall.
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